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# Apr 19 2021 at 7:05 AM Rating: Decent
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So I'm seeing a lot of bad and superstitious advice being given. I've brought 2 clerics and 3 druids here now. I can promise you non of these tricks below work. It's pure coincidence when it "appears" to work. It is 100% RNG and your luck. I spent quite a bit of time there on 1 cleric and 2 druids. The other cleric and druid were in and out. I've seen the spawn cycles soooooo many times.

For ease, I like to sit on top of the tower edge where I can see where the goblins (PH's for tainted) spawn. I use pacify/harmony line of spells so I can pull singles. Once I clear them, I either med up or kill some of the deepwater goblins below of the same name as the ones on top (if I have the Mana and I'm bored. Mind you not the aqua goblins.

If the tainted goblin spawns, it does not matter where or how you kill it. The corrupted shaman is not guaranteed to spawn at the tainted goblins death. However when it does spawn, it's guaranteed to drop the quest piece.

Recommendations: EB item (worn effect) Druids/Clerics can wear Lodizal Shield. You could be down there for hours.
Ask a friend or guildee to give you a kei there.
Use root or snare as goblins will run when low health. They can heal but I believe the tainted and corrupted don't heal. I pretty much go nuke mode with a friend or 2.

P.S. if you are having trouble finding the underwater tower there are 2 tunnels under the lake that lead to it. From the west and east of the tower on the other side of the islands to either side. If you zone in from Rathe mountains, just head west under the water and you will see it. If you zone in from south katana, head south until you are adjacent to the tower on map, then east until you see the tunnel.
Hope this helps dispell the illusions being presented. Happy hunting for anyone in the future looking up this mob.
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# Apr 19 2021 at 6:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Alot of bad tips and tricks here. It's just pure RNG. No tricks or tips to "making" a corrupted spawn from the tainted. It's just RNG. I've camped this spot on 2 clerics and 3 druids now. There was zero rhyme or reason to the spawns. 1 of my clerics and 2 of my druids have spent a long time in there. My other cleric and druid were in and out. I clear the top tower by resting above it. Pull them individually by using pacify or Harmony line first, to split the spawns. Then after I cleared those spawns, if I was bored I would clear the deep water goblins (not the aquagobs). When tainted spawns it doesnt matter where or how you kill it. Any 2 people here collaborating "tricks" is pure coincidence. At the top a tainted will or will not spawn. If it does, a corrupted is not guaranteed to spawn from the death of the tainted. It either will or won't. I also suggest getting an EB worn item such as Lodizal shield. You could be down there for a while. However good news, if you manage to spawn the corrupted, it's 100% to drop the quest item for druid epic. Happy hunting!

Edited, Apr 19th 2021 7:46am by RaizTFC
ran into ceiling
# May 25 2020 at 12:39 AM Rating: Good
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probably want to root these before you kill, for me the tainted ran into the ceiling and spawned the corrupted in the ceilling. Luckily I was able to get right up to the ceiling and target him and pull im down.
wolf form aqua-goblins
# Dec 27 2019 at 12:34 PM Rating: Decent
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Well wolf form does not work in 2019 but who cares my alt druid is 71 and his dots work fine i have had numerous tainted spawn but no corrupted will try the root method, but people will try anything after camping a bs spawn for numerous hours.I also killed Deep which didn't help at all.

Edited, Dec 27th 2019 1:46pm by annan
# Sep 15 2015 at 11:42 PM Rating: Excellent
131 posts
just sat at ceiling outside tower. There are 3 deepwater goblins at top of tower. I just pulled the outside ones.. left middle one alone. Tainted finally pop'd, and dragged it into the tunnel. Both tainted and corrupted, you can just root/dot. they won't heal.
No luck
# May 06 2015 at 6:09 AM Rating: Decent
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Camped this ugly guy for hours. Got 6 tainted but no corrupted. :(

EDIT: tried again. got corrupted shaman on 3rd tainted. yyeeeppeeeee.

Edited, May 6th 2015 2:54pm by TempeAsin
Getting your spawn
# May 01 2015 at 4:28 PM Rating: Decent
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Here is a little trick to help get your spawns to pop faster. Yes, This does work cause I have seen it work many, many, many times on several servers. Proof is in the statements posted here by non-druid characters that got tainted and corrupted shaman to pop multiple times while druids sit here for hours or even days waiting for the tainted and corrupted shaman to spawn. Do not have your character in the zones you are needing your pieces and mobs in.

Meaning If you are a Druid doing Druid epic and need the corrupted shaman in Lake Rathetear do not have your druid or any other druid in the zone. Have group or bot character sit on top of tower where they are looking down on mobs. No aggro and you can have time to bring druid in zone. Bring your druid to the tower at same place and camp them out. As soon as mob pops in bring druid on if you are doing the bot method.

If you have a group then have someone in group that can summon you to spot once druid zones into zone. Have druid stay in Mountains of Rathe close to zone line so when mobs spawns they can get in there fast and be summoned to group fast. This will save you many hours of just sitting around waiting for your random mob to spawn. This does not work with mobs that have an actual spawn timer. Sorry you will need to wait the timer out for those mobs.

Happy hunting.
Getting your spawn
# Aug 21 2015 at 12:56 PM Rating: Default
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This is utter nonsense. The only way to get him to spawn faster is to kill faster. What is it with EQ and all the superstitious nonsense people come up with. Now I see how all the nonsense in real life comes about. People don't know how to think critically and analytically.
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# Apr 30 2010 at 8:38 PM Rating: Decent
This IS how to do it. Camp the top of the underwater tower in Lake RatheTear. You can swim through one of two underwater tunnels in the middle of the map to get to it. DO NOT kill any goblins other then the ones that spawn on the roof. They are Deepwater Goblins around an NPC named "Deep". Stay wolf form to avoid aggro and root them becuase they will swim off fast. They also heal so have a good nuke to finish them off.
When the corpses get to 2 minutes left to decay, another will spawn. Tainted does not always spawn Corrupt Shaman, but I noticed when I Root the Tainted Corrupted usually spawns. As a level 64 Druid they all conned gray and one storm's fury and one summer's flame took them down.
Also these mobs drop tons of defiant gear as well as words and runes, not much PP, and cheap bows n arrows.
# Feb 14 2015 at 11:33 PM Rating: Decent
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Rooting a mob will not effect the spawn. Also, I'm aware this post if 5 years old but I want to be clean, Wolf Form does not make them not attack you. Maybe at one time it did, but now they will attack you.
# May 16 2009 at 7:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Turned up, 3 kills then 2 tainted spawned. Kill one and got a message saying you can not loot this. Luckily the other one i could.
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# Dec 12 2008 at 8:46 AM Rating: Decent
After doing what everyone said here took about 2hours for him to spawn for me.
My experience
# Nov 13 2008 at 10:26 PM Rating: Decent
Just killed aquagoblins in the top of the tower. First tainted I killed in the top with my tank merc and no corrupted spawned. The next tainted spawned within about 20 minutes. Put merc on passive, pulled the tainted away from tower, root and rotted, and after killing the second tainted, the corrupted spawned.

I did not touch Deep.
A Long wait
# Feb 02 2008 at 2:25 PM Rating: Decent
Camped tower for around five hours last night. Cleared all deepwater goblins that spawned in and around the tower. Also killed others for fun a couple of times. (Tainted only spawns from deepwaters though). After about 4 hours I had only seen two tainted that were gray to my 56 druid which did not spawn the corrupted. Approaching the fifth hour, a green tainted spawned which did spawn the corrupted.

During this time, Lord bergule (spelling??) for cleric epic spawned twice within one hour. Also, I don't think the presence of Deep makes a difference. She popped after about an hour of me being there and so i left her alone for about 2 hours. After that, a friend of mine and I took her out with the help of a guildie cleric that had recently arrived looking for Lord B. Just wanted to see if it made a difference and it didn't seem to. Still took another hour+ to get tainted.

Overall, there doesn't seem to be any trick other than just wiping out all deepwater goblins and waiting. I don't know anything about the right/wrong tainted spawn shooting arrows or not because i just nuked the hell out of them. I have heard of people getting it in an hour and others waiting longer than I did. After being there for two hours i told myself there is not point and leaving now so I just stuck it out. Both tainted and corrupted were easy kills. Now for those damn brownies...
Corrupted Shaman and Deep might be linked
# May 04 2007 at 10:57 PM Rating: Good
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Tonight I was having a devil of a time getting tainted to pop (at all). My druid (56) was hunting here and I noticed that when I did get a tainted to pop, it was after I did the following:
1) Cleared Tainted and Cleric epic PH's
2) Cleared ground floor and outer guards

I was getting Tainted pops, but when they peppered my druid with arrows I knew they were not going to pop a Corrupted Shaman. So I read up more about this at Alla. Someone suggested a link between Deep and Corrupted Shaman pops here. I decided what the heck. I log a 74 mage to make this faster.

I cleared in the top down routine, then attack Deep - at 20% she runs THROUGH the ceiling - I found her over the tower area by going to surface and seeing her ring (I have that on to assist targeting) and kill her. When I get back under there are 2 Tainted and when I killed them BOTH popped Corrupted Shaman who both dropped Clean Lakewater.

No kidding. There may indeed be something to this strategy. Monks are going to hate this though, and for that I do apologize.

Edited, May 5th 2007 1:00am by FBPanther
SoE Fix this mob spawn!!
# Sep 15 2006 at 10:10 PM Rating: Decent
8 hours, 8 tainted... finally a corrupt spawns. This is insane.
SoE Fix this mob spawn!!
# Jan 02 2007 at 1:00 PM Rating: Default
Well I agree with the OP. SOE needs to fix this spawn rate on this camp. This is my second day in a row here, working on my 16th real life hour and in that time I have had 1 tainted spawn. Thats unacceptable. Its wasting my time. I can see spending a day but now it looks like I will be coming back here for a third at least. What fun is that. And I have the same thing to look forward to at the barracuda camp?? The spawn rate is obviously broken and needs to be fixed.
SoE Fix this mob spawn!!
# Jan 02 2007 at 12:53 PM Rating: Default
Well at least you had ph's spawn. This is my second day here, going on my 16th real life hour and 1 tainted has spawned in all that time. That's bullcrap and poor coding. And from reading ahead Im going to have to endure this again at the baracuda camp.??? I agree with OP, fix the friggin spawn rate.
RE: SoE Fix this mob spawn!!
# Sep 15 2006 at 11:35 PM Rating: Decent
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just really unlucky.
It's the same percentage chance regardless.

While camping the cleric one, had 6 tainted pop, and 4 corrupted.

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# Jun 15 2006 at 3:32 AM Rating: Decent
I see a lot of post saying things like corrupt will not spawn unless you pull it from the tower, or you have a better chance if you pull away from tower. This is totally not true. The corrupt spawning has nothing to do with where the tainted dies, nor does killing the other goblins around the tower have any impact. The corrupt spawn is set when the tainted mob is spawned. The tainted who will spawn the corrupt will have no gear. No coin, bow, arrow, weapons, armor, or that no drop helm, nothing. Sry to say it folks, but this is yet another part of the druid epic that just takes time. The spawn is completely by chance.
There is no trick to this.
# Aug 01 2006 at 7:11 AM Rating: Decent
I would have to say that Nonoskudakus is completly corrrect. While camping that spot for cleric epic mob, I have killed the tainted 3 times and every time the corupted shaman spawns when the tainted is killed. Now if I could only get around to getting my druid down here while waiting for cleric mob to spawn....

Take care all and happy hunting :)
Woot !!
# Feb 10 2006 at 8:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Ok.. heres the thing i was here for about one hour and i was camping my cleric epic mob.. and i was with a 70 warrior and he was afk.. so a tainted spawned and the warrior got back from afk.. so i told him to come kill this thing.. and he did.. and we killed him in the tower thing under water ... so right after we killed him a Corupted Shaman spawned.. and he spawned in the tower so the Corupted conned Dark Blue to me ( lvl 52 cleric ) .. so i hope this helps u guys that are having a bad time camping this mob.. it didn't take awhile for me to do it.. but i wasn't looking for it anyways.. so good luck to ya'll !!!
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# Nov 15 2005 at 8:56 PM Rating: Decent
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I entered the area near the tower, I was the only person in zone. Tainted was up already at top of tower. I conned indifferent to goblins in eithr wolf form or not. I ensnare pulled the tainted (conned light blue to 52 druid) out of the tower and rooted and rotted him just outside the window exited the tower from. One round of ensnare, engulfing roots, drifting death, drones of doom, and creeping crud killed him. Corruupted did NOT spawn.

I began to pull from the top of the tower and rooted and rotted all pulls the same way, med up (a minute or two) then pull again. At about the one hour mark I began to get bored so I started pulling the goblins (just the deepwaters) from around the base of the tower and the tainted again spawned at the top of the tower. Again light blue.

Corrupted spawned on top of him this time (conned dark blue) and I used the same technique having to add another round of DoTs. He was very easy though he got off one nuke for 200+ damage. He dropped the clean lakewater.

I conned a goblin again before I left and was only at apprehensive. Deep conned indifferent at the beginning in or out of wolf form, and still conned indifferent after all the goblin killing I did. She will not agro if you leave her alone.

Occasionally some of the goblins at this camp will partially heal themselves but appear to have very limited mana, so this is not a problem. ReDoT as needed.

One thing I recommend that made this camp much easier is:

It has the enduring breath effect and does not need to be clicked, just worn. No need to deal with fish scales or recasting. It can be obtained via the following quest:
Tainted Spawn..no Not
# Oct 19 2005 at 6:34 AM Rating: Decent
Camped it last night for around 5 hours..no tainted spawns at all..Did get the cleric guy once.
In case it helps
# Sep 10 2005 at 9:40 PM Rating: Decent
Just a note. I noticed a HUGE increase in tainted spawns when I killed all the gobbies around the tower. Almost an instant pop with the tower clear. Also I had problems with the corrupted not spawning even when I pulled him out of the tower. I decided to root him on the last kill and the corrupted spawned right away.
So in other words:
1. Kill all the goblins to promote the tainted spawn.
2. Root the tainted to get the corrupted to spawn.

Edited, Sat Sep 10 22:55:09 2005
RE: In case it helps
# Jan 26 2006 at 1:56 AM Rating: Excellent
this dose not always work i camped the goblins for 3 hours tonight with 5 tainted spawns rooted each one and no corupted spawns.. Hes a random on the tainted here..
# Sep 03 2005 at 4:26 PM Rating: Decent
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Just killed this guy camping the named for cleric epic....Dropped Lake water....

Is this piece MQ-able?

Just wanted to know if I should keep for ranger friends or not.
# Sep 09 2005 at 5:34 PM Rating: Decent
Yes it is MQ able.
Top of Tower
# Apr 18 2005 at 3:51 PM Rating: Excellent
Hey all spent about two straight hours camping the three mobs on top of the tower. I sat atop the tower and killed one at a time with no aggro. I would root one, wd it and wait til it was around 70 percent then I would fire nuke it to finish it off. I would get interrupted at times because of arrows but never was in danger. I never killed any of the gobbies on the bottom of the tower. Eventually the tainted spawned. When he spawned I pulled him out of the tower (because of other posts). I pulled him about 15 feet from tower rooted him and doted him to death. Corrupted spawned, rooted, doted, and killed him for the loot. Got the drop on the first try. I recommend the following for quicker results.

1. Only kill the gobbies atop the tower, dont touch deep.
2. When the tainted spawns pull it out of the tower and kill it out of the tower.
3. At level 55 I didnt get adds by rooting one at a time.

Thats it, good luck!
Long Camp
# Mar 07 2005 at 1:04 PM Rating: Decent
This camp SUCKS. I spent 6-8 hours sitting in the tower killing goblins for this drop. I finally got it a few days ago. Thankfully there was a bard with his mage and cleric alts there to keep me company and help me kill goblins. I doubled my high score on /gems, 250 minute KEI was long gone. Even wolf form wore of at least 2 times. If you really want this mob be prepared to tuck in for a while. I finally got bored and decided I was heading out to try a different tainted for a change of scenery. No sooner than I landed in Emerald Jungle I get a frantic tell from the bard who says a new tainted spawned. (In the whole time I was there he only popped 2 times and the first didnt spawn the corrupted.) The bard killed of the tainted and swore it was harder than the one before and lo the corrupted spawned after. I ported back to NK asap and the bard kited the corrupted around and dragged it up to the zone in to SK. He was taking heavy damage and by this time was also gettting gnoll adds from the camp and the corrupted summoned a pet to help out. I got to Lake rathe in time to throw a heal on the bard who was hanging on by a small thread of life. I rooted the corrupted and threw a DoT on him and killed off the few gnoll adds and the pet with the help of the revived bard. I then went back to the corrupted and finished him off with a quick nuke. (at 63 he conned green to me.) He dropped the lakewater (thank the Gods, Ive heard he doesnt always.) and I looted it and went to do the hand ins shortly after for my treant heart. The cleric didnt get his drop that day but sent me a tell he finally got the crown the next afternoon. IMHO this camp is way too long and SOE finally did it right by making the new epic mobs spawn when the class needing the encounter enters the area. Get an EB item for this camp for sure!
Happy Questing-
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PS- Special thanks to Twistasong or I would have had to repeat that long camp over again!!

Edited, Mon Mar 7 13:11:31 2005
Please Help
# Mar 02 2005 at 7:20 PM Rating: Decent
OK, I have just burnt a 3 hour kei and virtue....countless batwings and waterstones and a summoned set of pet toys for my little bear(which died valiantly I must say) and not even a spawn of one tainted. I have read all of these posts while I medded and I think I have tried everything that everyone said. I planted myself on the very top of the underwater tower in both elf form and wolf worm and nothing...I've killed all the goblins at least 5 times in and around the tower...some a lot more than that. I've pulled them out the tower and I've root rotted them inside. Most all were green a very few light blue. Can someone tell me if this quest is broken or if I did something wrong please? Any information would help and be much appreciated cause I'm pretty bent at Sony right now. Thanks y'all.

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# Dec 25 2004 at 12:39 PM Rating: Default
Killed 2 Corrupted Shamans in a row camping damned Lord Begurgle for my Cleric epic. Told the PU raid channel both times, free loot. No one but traders on whenever I play =(
Pulled from tower worked for me
# Nov 09 2004 at 3:45 PM Rating: Decent
What a long camp. I killed my first five tainted in the tower, simply root-rotted them where they popped. Each shot arrows at me. The tainted popped about one an hour, as expected. I pulled tainted number six out of the tower, rooted and dotted. He never once shot an arrow at me. Sure enough, corrupted popped once tainted number six died. Took out corrupted the same way as tainted and placeholders. I saw no sign of a pet, either, even though the pet was mentioned in other posts. Easy fight. Placeholders and tainted were long since green to my level 60 druid, corrupted was lightblue.
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